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The Sow's Ear Cafe

2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (93 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
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Reviewed 24 February 2015

This is one of our favorite Cambria restaurants. They have wonderful selections of meat and fish. The wait staff is well trained and very nice. The atmosphere is cozy and feels like home. Great food!

Thank Jimnany
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Always top notch, we try and visit when in Cambria. It's our favorite place to dine when there. Food is great as is the service. The atmosphere is like no other in Cambria and adds to the charm of the town.

Thank LemooreJim
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

We visited based on TA reviews and we were not disappointed! Our waiter Tomas was attentive and professional. We started with the Lobster Corn Dogs, you won't want to miss that! I had the chicken fried steak and my wife had Sows Ear Mac &...More

Thank John_Vallee
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We travel through Cambria about once or twice a year and have had good luck at the Sow's Ear in the past. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the hostess and server were friendly. Maybe they were short handed or something went wrong but...More

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The atmosphere is quaint and intimate. A great romantic dinner spot. The bread that comes in a flowerpot is definitely something Ive never experienced anywhere else. The lobster pot pie is decadent (warning: do not try to eat all by yourself)....More

Thank rhpicano
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We have eaten here several times over the years when we visit Cambria. Nice variety on the menu and a good selection of wines. Easy walk from the B&B's we stay in in the East Village.

1  Thank RRL42
Reviewed 1 February 2015

how can shortribs be meh? Almond crusted tilapia was a disaster ! And underneath somewhere over cooked fish :(

Thank heyjude3js
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Average. We could have done better if we cooked at home! Lobster "pot pie" was drenched in a heavy cream sauce. The short ribs were tasteless. The wine arrived warm and we asked 3 times for a wine bucket to chill it. The wine pricing...More

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We were there on Thanksgiving. This place is very tiny and they really jam you into every corner. I felt very uncomfortable. Seemed like the tables were almost touching. Food was nothing special to me & way over priced. Only thing good is the flower...More

Thank 5weezy
Reviewed 12 December 2014

they were really busy that nite yet the staff did a great job. sadly the food was just soso and there was dust on a little shelf along the back wall that was distracting from the ambiance...we'll try it again another time..could have just been...More

1  Thank CaSharita
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10 January 2017|
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Response from mjke1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I called The Sow's Ear tonight; they are not set up to take online reservations. You can call them at 805/927-4865. If you call before they open at 5:00PM, you can leave a message and they will call you back... More
26 October 2016|
Response from KaarnEgge | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you'll have to call the restaurant. Good luck.
26 October 2016|
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Response from PABernard | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think they are open....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4865
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